MGTUSDP - Professional Development and Practice

MODULE CODE:         

MGTUSDP

Semester:                  

Spring

Credit Value:             

20

Module Coordinator:  

Dr Carol Marshall

Contact Hours:         

25 Lectures, 15 Seminars

Assessment:             

85% coursework, 15% practical

Module Overview:

In recognition of the need to equip our students with academic and employability skills, the Professional Development and Practice module helps students to articulate the skills they have already gained through-out their academic career as well as to develop their understanding of self through an articulation of their personal strengths, their goals and their preferences. In 2015 the module will run over two semesters: the first semester concentrates on career development skills, preparing students for transition into the workplace by helping them to achieve their future career aspirations. The second semester provides the tools which allows students to explore their personal preferences, appreciate their own and others contributions to a team and to reflect on their achievements, their strengths and their skill’s gaps. As well as providing students with the opportunity to network with alumni and business executives, this module provides opportunities for students to practice the skills they have learned through role-play and event management.

As well as providing students with the opportunity to network with alumni and business executives, this module provides opportunities for students to practice the skills they have learned through role-play and event management.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the module, students will have:

  • The competence to develop transferable intellectual, self-management, self-reflection and study skills which will encourage a positive attitude to continuing personal development and lifelong learning;
  • The critical understanding of business and management from both academic and practitioner perspectives;
  • The development of effective communications skills;
  • An ability to interact and study with others and to constructively practice multiple management skills including communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, negotiation and persuasion, independent action and teamwork;
  • An understanding of the importance and relevance of issues such as creativity, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, commercial awareness, enterprise development and entrepreneurship.

 

This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

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